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One reason the party's always so cuhrayzee in DMC is its selection of music:

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    Devil May Cry 1 

    Devil May Cry 2 
  • "Shoot The Works", the second of Dante's regular battle themes, keeps the hard rocking of the first game and turns it up several notches
  • After completing both Dante and Lucia's campaigns, you're allowed to listen to "Heads Or Tails", a song rather similar to that of Seeds of Love from the original game: Starting off hard rocking but breaking down into something much more mystical.

    Devil May Cry 3 

    Devil May Cry 4 
  • The opening song, "Out of Darkness", fits in with the church setting that Kyrie's singing for, given that the Order of the Sword worships Sparda.
  • "The Time Has Come", Nero's battle theme, and by association, "Shall Never Surrender", the closing credits. "The Time has Come", being a battle theme, is very in tone with the music of the past games, whereas the second half, "Shall Never Surrender", is more soothing, almost displaying how Nero's come to terms with his demonic side, as has Kyrie, and his relationship with Dante being much closer than at the start of the game.
  • "Blackened Angel" and "Forza del Destino", Dante's boss themes. The first one helps establish Dante's status as The Dreaded, who only plays around with Nero because it amuses him. "Forza del Destino" plays during the second battle, where Dante stops pulling his punches and becomes the ultimate test of Nero's mettle before confronting Sanctus.
  • "Lock and Load (Blackened Angel mix)", Dante's battle theme. A remix of the battle theme from DMC 1, it adds lyrics from "Blackened Angel" to show that Dante has grown stronger and wiser during the time between two games while still retaining his laid-back outlook.
  • "Sworn Through Swords", the theme of Berial, would fit right in with the OST of the third game. But then, the vocals ARE by Shaun McPherson, vocalist of the tracks in said game.
  • "Swipe of Sword" is almost the successor to the original game's "Ultraviolet".
  • The Last Judgement (a Pachislot version of 4) has "Dream Out Loud", an absolutely rocking song made exclusive to this version of the game that wouldn't sound out of place in an anime opening.

    Devil May Cry 5 
  • "Legacy", sung by Ali Edwards and composed by Kota Suzuki, is the main theme of Devil May Cry 5. There's a haunting quality that fits with the underlying grief and sadness that's been subtly present since 1, as well hinting the passing of the torch.
  • The theme that follows the official recap of the games and TAS features short remixes of one of each entry's tracks, going from "Devils Never Cry" to "Public Enemy", then "Dance With the Devil", before ending with a absolutely bonechilling rendition of "Shall Never Surrender".
  • "Devil Trigger" sung by Ali Edwards and composed by her husband Casey Edwards, Nero's battle theme, is an incredibly fast-paced and energetic theme that fits Nero like a robo-murder-arm. Main version not guttural and demonic enough for you? Then check out this heart-stopping metal cover by Little V Mills. As a bonus, try both versions mixed together.
  • "Subhuman", Dante's battle theme, composed by Cody Matthew Johnson and sung by Michael Barr, is a headbang worthy track that feels like a Badass Boast for Dante in aggrö-metal form, evoking the music from DmC: Devil May Cry. Little V Mills provides an epic metal cover. And the original version by Suicide Silence, while highly controversial, isn't with its fans for the sheer rawness of its Screamo vocals.
  • "Crimson Cloud", V's battle theme, sung by Rachel Fannan. Slow and ominous yet heavy and powerful at the same time, it perfectly manages to capture the mysteriousness of V and reinforces that he is not a man to be trifled with. And as always, Little V rounds out the trifecta with his own take on this theme.
  • "Blazing Muscle", the theme that plays during the boss fight with Goliath. Imposing, evil, and most importantly, mighty.
  • "Lunatic Ray", the theme that plays during the fight with Artemis, is eerie, dissonant and yet somehow beautiful. It could pretty much be summed up as Light Is Not Good in music form.
  • "Splitting Fool", which plays during the battle with Nidhogg, is a hectic and fast paced techno-rock piece that perfectly emphasizes Nidhogg as the twisted, violent yet dumb parasite he is.
  • "Abyssal Time", which plays during the fight with the Elder Geryon Knight, is a heavy metal track that acts as a rocking Shout-Out to the Geryon of old.
  • "Voltaic Black Knight", which plays during the boss fight with Cavaliere Angelo, is a fast paced metal piece reminiscent of Kamelot that evokes the feeling of an electrifying duel to the death.
  • "Undeniable Fate", the theme that plays during Dante's final battle with Urizen, uses the leitmotif of "Legacy", and has a sense of inevitability perfectly matching its title.
  • "The Duel" serves a successor to the "Vergil Battle" series of tracks from DMC 3, with a fast tempo techno beat and a heavy metal guitar riff seemingly mirroring each of the two combatants smashing against each other.
  • "Silver Bullet", an Orchestra Hit Techno Battle version of "Devil Trigger", turns the Ear Worm elements Up to Eleven.
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    Bang Bang Bang (Bang Bang Bang)
    Bang Bang Bang... Pull my Devil Trigger!
  • "Any Special Orders?", aka the "shop theme". While most of the songs on this list are battle themes, and as such are high energy tracks, full of bombast, this theme is a slow, relaxing jazzy piece, meant to help the player calm down before going back out into the fray.
  • "Unwavering Bravery" is another theme that uses "Legacy"'s main leitmotif and plays in Dante's second confrontation with Urizen, and is one of the most badass songs in the game, signifying the player now has access to both the Devil Sword Dante and the Sin Devil Trigger, heralding that Dante has well and truly escaped his fathers shadow and is about to deliver a Curb-Stomp Battle.

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